A world tour of joyful living in 50 words
Discover the secrets of living well through this charming world tour, exploring concepts from Danish hygge to Japanese ikigai.
Megan Hayes is a researcher, writer, and pioneer of the Positive Journal approach to personal writing. As an academic in the field of positive psychology, as well as a creative writing graduate, she has spent the last decade studying writing, the psychology of happiness, and researching ways that writing makes us happier. She has a passion for all things related to wellbeing and a personal interest in mental health issues, having grown up with a mother and sister who both experienced bi-polar episodes. Her first book, Write Yourself Happy, will be published in 2018.
Yelena Bryksenkova was born in St Petersburg, Russia, grew up in Cleveland, and studied illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Czech Republic. Now, Yelena works as a freelance illustrator and fine artist for clients such as Anthropologie, Apartment Therapy, Chronicle Books, Flow Magazine, The New York Times, and Urban Outfitters. Her small pen and acryla gouache paintings are inspired by her love of home and the comfort of everyday objects, as well as more magical, mysterious and melancholy themes. Yelena has 49k followers on Instagram, and her Etsy shop has received 21,767 favourites.